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Ok, I know this is SPAM and I don't want to turn this into a debate about Offshoring or H1B's - I've pissed enough people off by saying that I think legal immigration is good for the industry and that there's something really hypocritical about a country that makes it VERY easy for one set of people to come in here illegally (or undocumentedly) while we make it next to impossible for another group. I have too many friends from India that were EXPLOITED, and I Mean EXPLOITED, by the guys holding their H1Bs. When I say exploited, I don't mean Exploited as in the Electronic Arts allegations. I mean exploited like Making them come over and clean their houses, be bartenders at parties, viciously insult their spouses in front of people at parties and stuff like that. But out immigration system breeds that b/c the folks holding the visas have tremendous control over the people with the visa. And there are definitely some that pull stuff like “Well, I knwo you spent all the money you had to bring you and your family here and I know it would be devastating for you to go back to India after you spent all this money, but you can either clean my car, or pack your bags). Suffice to say that this is a serious subject and people tend to get mad about it - and I can certainly understand why. Thanks to legal immigration, the US has gotten Sahil 'El Maliko' Malik and so many other wonderful folks that I personally, can only be 100% supportive of it, I just wish it was easier for folks like them to come over.
But this post was intended to be filed under Humor and I don't want it turning serious. I got this email this morning:
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And this is dead serious. They even have a decent web site. $7.00/hr. Now, I'm as much of a free market nut as anyone. I HATE minimum wage, Unions and all that crap. But $7.00/hr for a .NET Developer. Ouch.